Burt's Bees • Lip Shimmer- Papaya • Lips
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Papaya is an incredibly pretty coppery-red with gold shimmer, and quite flattering on my golden tan skin. If you're really cool-toned/pale I can understand the color might not work for you, but it's perfect for me. Shame that it's apparently DC'd. The tingly sensation doesn't bother me (in fact I like it), but what I don't like is how the tube doesn't go back down and there's no way to smoosh it back. Luckily Burt's Bees got the hint and the newer colors/tubes retract. Hopefully they'll re-release Papaya or a similar color to it with the newer tubes.
EDIT: Had to knock this down a few more lippies as it dried out incredibly quick on me, and I had to toss the tube. Boo.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Lippyloo said that this was the colour of carrots at sunset. I totally agree. It will look great if you are warm-toned, not so great if you are cool-toned... and maybe kind of "iffy" if you are olive. "Papaya" lip shimmer is orange-red with bronze shimmer. It is more natural when applied sheerly and looks like a full coverage lipstick when applied heavily. The colour of this lip shimmer reminds me of an Aveda lipstick -- I can't remember the name of it, but it is a similar product without the minty tingle and it also comes in a slim tube. If you don't like the minty tingle in Burt's Bees lip shimmers, you may be able to find something similar at Aveda.
Edit: After a few days, this lip shimmer applies more dryly. This did not happen to other colours like "caramel" or "peony". There is also something about a shimmery orange lipstick on a woman over 30 that looks aging (imho).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
I like this colour. It creates a nice contract on my copper coloured hair. It also suit my colouring and freckles. It definitely makes my lips pop, and it feels so good on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is DEFINITELY a strong color - Papaya is a red-orange with a copper gold shimmer. It is a stronger version of Nutmeg, in my opinion, and definitely not for the faint of heart. I would wear this as a red lip for a night out - not something for the everyday, even though it flatters my warm skin tone. Like all other BB's lip products, it's moisturizing and stays on for a long time, plus I love the minty tingly feel it gives my lips.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My skin tone is warm, and this colour fits my skin tone perfectly! For those complaining about it being too bright, I found that applying a thin coat of the champagne or radiance shade can help tone down the colour. It moisturized my dry lips for lasting relief, and the colour stayed on throughout the day. This product is a bit pricey, but it is organic, so I suppose the price is alright for an organic product. Its such a good product that I have five of the different lip shimmer tones!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
There's no other way for me to say it. This product is absolutely gross.
It is a ridiculous metallic, red-orange color that looks horrible with my skin tone. I bought it when I had dark hair and a warmer skin tone (from self-tanner). But I don't think it's just me - I simply can't imagine it looking good on anyone. It bleeds ALL OVER the top of my lip line, which is the most annoying part. It doesn't feel like a lip balm or lipstick. It just sits on top of my lips and doesn't sink in, then bleeds outside my lip line. It also feels VERY dry and flaky - not at all moisturizing.
I also have it in Rhubarb, which is a slightly better color but equally terrible product.
I hate the texture so much that I won't be trying out any other colors. The lip shimmer line is very disappointing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This smells kind of minty and tingles when I put it on my lips. But I really don't like the colour or the shimmer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like the colour, it's neither too orange nor too bright on me, it actually enhances my natural lip colour and gives a soft golden shimmer. I think the price is okay for an organic product. The only thing I don't like about it, is the aftertaste which is a little bit weird - can't really describe it exactly, but when the initial minty scent is gone, there's some slightly strange smell remaining.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I actually really like this product. I didn't at first, though. The color was a bit strong and strange, but I find that if I tone it down a bit with a regular, uncoloured chapstick, it ends up looking really good! The scent is very nice and minty, and the shimmer is sweet. :D I think I may try it in a different colour, next time, though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
For some reason, as I was walking through the aisles of my local SDM, this caught my eye. I initially wanted a different colour, but there were hardly any of these things in stock. I think my main issue is the colour I picked out...I find this horrible on me as I feel like its too mature a colour for.
Pros - The same cooling sensation you find in their original lip balm. Packaging is nice and simple, just like Softlips.
Cons - Too much shimmer. Unfavourable colour and sheen.
I dont know what to do with it now..its sitting on the bottom of some drawer somewhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Me: 41, C2/NC15, glasses. Pros: Easy to find. Even my tiny grocery store (semi-rural town) has a display of BB these days. Strong color/pigment, unusual in a "balm". Stays on and does not migrate into fine lines. Peppermint scent (also strong) lingers, a plus in the afternoon when I'm a bit tired. Packaging: Only okay. The color on the outside of the package isn't even close, in my opinion, to the color of the actual product. Balm can also be capped without it being completely twisted down- no breakage as this is a waxy balm, but it is a bit messy. Cons: This particular shade is a very bright copper-orange. I'm sure that cooler skin tones wouldn't like it- the shade reminds me of a "burnt umber" crayon from the Crayola box. It's wearable on my yellow olive skin tone but a slightly rosier, lighter color would be nicer. This is such a strong color it isn't for days when you're wearing a lot of other makeup. Buy again? Not in this shade. Maybe in something more pink as the lasting power is good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Bright reddish orange, with TONS of shimmer. I normally like warm and copper shades, but this was a bit too bright and much too frosty for me-- even layered over another balm. Too bad because I like the moisturizing texture and the tingly mint scent. I also like that mint in these lip shimmers isn't as strong as in the regular Burt's Bees lip balm. I just don't understand why they put quite so much frost in a product that's supposed to be more "natural" than other lipsticks. I don't mind shimmer but this was over the top. UPDATE: Bought this in "Nutmeg" and it turned out to be the perfect color for me-- warm bronze with a hint of burnt orange/ red and subtle shimmer. It's like a softer more mellow version of Papaya. See the reviews. If you're looking for a warm, subtle color that's the one to try. For reference I am very fair PPP (Mac NC/NW15) and neutral-toned.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love Burt's Bees even though I'm not jam packed full of their products. This lip shimmer has such a wonderful tingle when its applied, it's as if you can feel it working. It does have some drawbacks that prevent me from giving it a perfect score though. The shimmering copper color is beautiful, don't get me wrong, it just doesn't work with my skin tone most of the time. Also, after the sparkling sensation has died down it feels as if you have this extra goop on your lips. To prevent this I apply a creamier lip balm (Alba's Passion Fruit Nectar Balm) and then dab some of BB's lip shimmer for a gloss that isn't too overpowering. Last but not least, the price didn't appeal to my tastes, but it was expected since it's more of a lip stain than a balm. Overall I'd say it's worth the buy if the shade is a perfect match for you, but other than that I'm not buying this again because of the color. Experimenting with what works is key though, so don't get intimidated.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
picked this up at target because i know burt's bees made natural products.
i love the color - unfortunately there is no staying power and it is drying.
victoria's secret beauty rush lip glosses stayed on my lips longer and it moisturizes more.
i will not buy it again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
My friend and I were waiting for someone at a library and this display caught our eye. She bought the rhubarb, which looked great on her but I wanted something darker, so I bought the papaya. At first, I loved the tingle, but hated the color, which on my light skin looked too shocking. It was orangish with gold/coppery shimmer. I vowed to never use it ever again, until I realized one day that I didn't have any lip products with me except this. So, I put it on and surprisingly, the color looked good on me now. I think the problem is that this color only looks good on me in dark places, like evening restaurants or bars. Overall though, it rocks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The balms in general are great, as long as one can find the right color. I happen to be warm yellow toned and if used sparingly this color looks nice. It's got shimmer in it, but very fine shimmer. Hydration level is okay, and it lasts a decent amount of time. What you see on the cap doesn't really relfect the true color of the product, so if you can, test it out first. I could see how this would look horrible on cool toned gals, but if you can rock warm colors then definitely try this out.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like a couple of the colors from burts bees, especially nutmeg. I dont like papaya as much, its like a burnt orange color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Really hard to tell the actual color of these, this one was VERY orange/copper on. I am very pink/fair and must use this one very sparingly. Wish the cap was the real color, like the product and the price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had been ogling the Burt's Bees lip shimmers at my health food market for a long time before I finally caved and bought a couple of shades. The first shade I tried was Merlot, and the second was Papaya.
I should explain (as many other readers have) that the caps and bases of the lip shimmers are supposed to match the actual color of the lip product within, but they don't. The lip shimmers usually look brighter and more sheer when applied than the cap/base color.
Anyway, Merlot turned out to be a bright fuschia instead of the deep raspberry it appeared to be on the cap. It still looks okay on me, though. After I blot a bit of the product off after application, it becomes a light raspberry shade.
Papaya turned out to be a lovely copper shade with golden-orange flecks of shimmer instead of the clay-brown it appeared to be on the cap.
Surprisingly, I love this shade!! I have extremely fair skin with neutral undertones and dark chestnut hair, and I don't usually wear very warm shades (I like neutrals and cool berries, even though most colors do look good on me). However, this coppery hue brightens up my face beautifully in a MLBB way.
Also, this lip shimmer is a great balm. I LOVE the tingly, pepperminty-ness of this lip balm, and it keeps my lips well-hydrated.
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer is a great alternative to lip gloss (which I hate--too shiny) and lipstick (which can look a bit heavy). However, I definitely recommend going to a health food store (if possible) where you can actually test out the shades before buying, considering the slight absence of similitude between the caps and actual lip color. If you can find the right shade, these lip shimmers will most definitely become a purse staple!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think my Grandma wore this frosty orange shade in the late 60's..Truly a horrid color, I can't imagine rusty, frosty orange looking good or modern on anyone